Over 2 Saturdays, in this fun hands-on workshop students will learn how to make silicone moulds for jewellery and small objects.

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Course dates:
14 November – 21 November
Saturday, 10am to 4pm
$295 inc GST

In this fun two day workshop contemporary jeweller and experienced mould maker Erin Keys will take students through all the steps involved in mould making for jewellery and small objects. Students will be introduced to the uses and possibilities of mould making, as well as tools and materials that can be used.

Students will have the opportunity to make several moulds using models we have, and can also bring along their own models for discussion with the tutor. Erin will demonstrate how to make a block mould and how to cut and release the models, and share tips and tricks from her experiences making moulds for her artworks.

A wax model will be taken from the moulds made in class, and these waxes can be sent to the commercial caster for casting into metal. The cost for this will depend on the metal selected and the weight of the piece.

What you will learn:

The best mould making technique for your project

What materials/ surfaces can be moulded

How to adapt and modify models to easily mould

Making support and spacers

Cleaning and securing (sprue tips) models

Preparing mould making compound

Mixing / measurements / process

How to make a one piece block moulds

Cutting and releasing models

Tips and tricks

What you will make:

Several pinkysil moulds

Models using wax and or plastimake (depending on model)

Waxes that can be cast at the commercial caster (additional cost applies)

Silicone Mould Making Workshop – Beginner to Advanced